Monday, March 2, 2015

A Sale-a-bration Vellum Sneak Peek!

Have you heard about the new Sale-a-bration items available this month???

Just when you thought you had it all planned out . . . Four new items to add to your wishlist!

Available just until March 31, you won't have long to get what you need! Hasn't this been a fabulous Sale-a-bration??? So much to love! Remember, you can host a party and if it reaches $250, you get a bonus $25 in host benefits! Contact me about your party now--it's easy to set up an online party for all your friends.

Oh, the vellum. I mean, really, the VELLUM! You need it. Trust me on that! It's so dramatic and dark--none of this gentle, sweet, and subtle stuff! And you know how I feel about Baker's Twine, right?

The notecard up above is colored with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Blendabilites, paired with the yummy Blackberry Bliss twine and cardstock.
Stamps: And Many More
Paper: Whisper White notecards, Blackberry Bliss, Sheer Perfection Vellum (SAB)
Ink: White Craft, Blendabilities in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: In Color Accessory Pack (SAB), Bitty Banners Framelits

Friday, February 27, 2015

Irresistible in the Garden

It was really difficult to get a good picture of this card! As you know, I'm a big fan of yellow, so of course I had to try Crushed Curry on the Irresistibly Yours DSP! Then I thought the little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack coordinated so well with the flowers on the print, so I added a few punched from vellum scraps. I used the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to color tiny pearls for the center of each punched flower.

The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is really the star of the show here, so I let it shine! This paper is so versatile! Make sure you get yours before Sale-a-bration is over!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Irresistibly Yours DSP (SAB)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Blendabilities in Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, 1/2" circle punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower punch), Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Pearls

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Calypso Celebration

I love the Sale-a-bration set Big Day! So easy to make birthday cards with, and that's what I make the most.

For this card, I was brave and used circles instead of banners. {wink} It really changes the look of the set, don't you think? I used the Starburst Framelits to cut out the main sentiment, then a plain Circle Framelit to mat it. Those little Calypso Coral Pompoms are so fun! The trim is a little bit stretchy, and they just add a yummy texture element to any card. I used the Calypso Coral Blendabilities to color a couple of the words, a few sequins for bling, and the wonderful Best Year Ever DSP (SAB).

A fun card that went together quickly!

Stamps: Big Day (SAB)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Best Year Ever (SAB), Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Circle Framelits, Calypso Coral Pompom Trim, Gold Sequin Trim

Monday, February 23, 2015

Irresistible Baby--with a pompom!

Another sample with the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper, available only during Sale-a-bration. I sponged Pistachio Pudding in an ombre effect, then used the One Tag Fits All set to create the tag.

The pompom was so fun to make! I used Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine and the Whisper White and Wild Wasabi Cotton Twines from the Painted Blooms pack. The pompom adds a lot of texture, and I think that makes for a fun card!

Stamps: One Tag Fits All
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours DSP (SAB), So Saffron
Ink: Memento Black, Pistachio Pudding, Pistachio Pudding Marker
Accessories: Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, sponge

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Celebrating the Bow Builder Punch

Oh, I love the Bow Builder Punch! It makes every card cuter, and it's fun to put together.

Stamps: Four You
Paper: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Stacked with Love DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Blendabilities in Smoky Slate
Accessories: Bow Builder Punch, Smoky Slate Baker's Twine, Rhinestones

Friday, February 20, 2015

Golden Curry Birthday and a sketch

In all my experimenting while making cards for last night's Stamp Club meeting, I left quite a few "bits & pieces" around my craft room. So one day this week, while cleaning up, I got distracted trying to use this 4 1/4" square card with a piece of Best Year Ever DSP (SAB). Magically, I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge here:
and everything clicked! The stamps are from the December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit--some of my favorite stamps ever! I combined them with the One Tag Fits All tag image, as well as the coordinating Note Tag Punch. A few little bits of gold to make it sparkle, and this card was done! Funny how some cards take forever, and others just fall into place!

One of my goals this year was to make time every day to stamp. I haven't hit every day, but I have hit *most* days, and the result was just what I expected: more ideas, more inspiration, more creating, and more mess. Ha!

Stamps: Dec 2014 Paper Pumpkin, One Tag Fits All
Paper: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Gold Glimmer Paper, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede
Accessories: Note Tag Punch, 1/8" Gold Ribbon

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Black & White Bows

I'm a bit stuck on this color combination right now: Black, White, and Coastal Cabana. Yummy!  I'm trying to channel my "hungry" into crafting, so, yummy colors, it is!

We'll be making this card tonight at Stamp Club, and I can't wait for everyone to try this punch! So fun, so easy, and so *tiny*!!!

Would like to join a stamp club??? Let me know if you're interested!

Stamps: And Many More  
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Back to Black DSP, Stacked with Love DSP  
Ink: Staz On Black  
Accessories: Bow Builder Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots